MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 8,570 this week

The In Crowd (1988)

 -  Drama | Music  -  February 1988 (USA)
6.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.3/10 from 528 users  
Reviews: 23 user | 4 critic

A young man of the rock and roll generation is in his senior year of high school. When one day he successfully gets on a popular teen dance television show he becomes a star. The plot ... See full summary »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb: What to Watch - Guardians of the Galaxy

In the latest episode of IMDb: What to Watch, Keith Simanton talks with director James Gunn and actors Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Vin Diesel about their movie Guardians of the Galaxy.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 5494 titles
created 20 Oct 2011
 
a list of 35 titles
created 17 Apr 2012
 
a list of 4122 titles
created 12 Oct 2012
 
a list of 310 titles
created 15 Mar 2013
 
a list of 59 titles
created 05 Jun 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "The In Crowd" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The In Crowd (1988)

The In Crowd (1988) on IMDb 6.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The In Crowd.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Babycakes (TV Movie 1989)
Certificate: M Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Shy, fat girl vows to win over a hunky subway conductor.

Director: Paul Schneider
Stars: Ricki Lake, Craig Sheffer, Nada Despotovich
Up the Creek (1984)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Bob McGraw is in his 12th year of college, goofing his way through life. Bob the slacker, Irwing the alcoholic geek, Gonzer the human food disposal and Max the ne'er do well are the four ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Butler
Stars: Tim Matheson, Jennifer Runyon, Stephen Furst
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

A young Marine is kidnapped by terrorists in Lebanon. His twin brother, frustrated at his inability to get any kind of information from the government about his brother's plight, travels to... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Cornwell
Stars: Michael Paré, Shaul Mizrahi, Uri Mauda
Love at Stake (1987)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

The mayor and judge of Salem trump up the notorious witch trials in support of their land grab scam. The local clergy pursue justice, while the assistant minister also pursues the town ... See full summary »

Director: John Moffitt
Stars: Patrick Cassidy, Kelly Preston, Georgia Brown
Cookie (1989)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Paroled labor racketeer "Dapper" Dino is sought after by a "politically ambitious" prosecutor schemes to put him back in jail and a deceitful partner sizes him up for concrete shoes.

Director: Susan Seidelman
Stars: Peter Falk, Dianne Wiest, Emily Lloyd
Carnosaur (1993)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.4/10 X  

A genetically manipulated and very hungry dinosaur escapes from a bioengineering company and reeks havoc on the local desert town.

Directors: Adam Simon, Darren Moloney
Stars: Diane Ladd, Raphael Sbarge, Jennifer Runyon
18 Again! (1988)
Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

By means of an accident the soul of David and his swinging grandfather get swapped. While the grandfather's body is still in coma, he enjoys having a young body again and repairs some facts... See full summary »

Director: Paul Flaherty
Stars: Charlie Schlatter, George Burns, Tony Roberts
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A truck driver builds a special, eight-ton truck to help get revenge against the rednecks who killed his family and raped his girlfriend.

Director: Steven Hilliard Stern
Stars: Don Michael Paul, Lawrence Dane, Ned Beatty
Love Kills (1998)
Comedy | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

A masseur gets mixed up in the family plots at the mansion of a recently deceased Beverly Hills millionaire.

Director: Mario Van Peebles
Stars: Mario Van Peebles, Lesley Ann Warren, Donovan Leitch Jr.
Times Square (1980)
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Two ill-matched teenage girls form a punk band and soon have New York by its ears.

Director: Allan Moyle
Stars: Tim Curry, Trini Alvarado, Robin Johnson
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A group of teenagers at a party find themselves being stalked by a maniacal killer in a Santa Claus costume.

Director: David Hess
Stars: Jennifer Runyon, Forrest Swanson, Linda Gentile
Six Pack (TV Movie 1983)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Failed series pilot based on the film of the same name.

Director: Rod Amateau
Stars: Don Johnson, Markie Post, Jennifer Runyon
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Del (as Donovan Leitch)
...
Perry Parker
...
Vicky
...
Morris
...
Dugan
Wendy Gazelle ...
Gail
...
Popeye (as Sean Gregory Sullivan)
Charlotte d'Amboise ...
Ina
Page Hannah ...
Lydia
Mark Soper ...
Station Manager
...
Orson
Richard Schave ...
Tucker
Matthew Nasatir ...
Bernstein
John R. Russell ...
Ming
Elliott Alexander ...
Jack Goron
Edit

Storyline

A young man of the rock and roll generation is in his senior year of high school. When one day he successfully gets on a popular teen dance television show he becomes a star. The plot follows him as he lives his new life in his new world. What he finds are adoring fans, jealous rivals, bitter friends left behind, and the girl of his dreams...his dance partner. Written by P. Wong <pwong@nt.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

They had all the moves!

Genres:

Drama | Music

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

February 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dance Party  »

Box Office

Gross:

$124,880 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Peter Boyle's character "Uncle Pete" is based on a real children's show host in Philadelphia in the time of the film. The host was Uncle Pete Boyle; Peter Boyle's father. See more »

Quotes

Vicky: Del, it's raining cats and dogs. Don't step in the poodles.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Drive Me Crazy (1999) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

True to "Growing up in 60's Philly"
6 August 1999 | by (All Over, Usa) – See all my reviews

The first time I watched this movie, I knew from the beginning's great vintage clips of local dance programs that this movie was going to convey the fun feel of the early 60's. The "In Crowd" must have been written by people who really grew up in early 60's Philadelphia. Instead of a generic Hollywood "retro" feel, I saw a more distinctive, local atmosphere to this film. Joe Pantoliano's "Perry Parker" character is a dead-on reference to Philly's own Jerry Blavat (a local radio legend) from his looks right down to his jive patter. The old Philly Dances (Mickey's Monkey, the Soul Street) are performed fantastically by the dancers to overlooked soul/dance classics that would be considered obscure anywhere else. Even the local "clash of classes" is well-represented in the characters' respective areas; Del and Gail from Cheltenham's conservative, upper-middle-class area, and the gritty, streetwise but lovable characters from the urban Philly areas (the tv station scenes were shot in and around Upper Darby's Tower Theatre). One of my favorite scenes is when Del is upstairs in his typical 60's teenage boy's room, attempting to pick up Philly's "WIBG Radio 99" on his little transistor radio. You can even hear classic dj Hy Lit's famous "Hyski O'Roonie McVoughty O'Zoot" jingle amidst the static. And what Philadelphia native doesn't remember the old Wildwood radio record hops "down the shore" in the 60's? And lots of kids snuck out of school early then, to try to get on the local dance programs. Ok, so this film may not have been Oscar material, but it truly makes me feel good every time I see it; it brings back so many good feelings from that era, and showcases great 60's Philly music.


16 of 17 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
based on Jerry Blavat sametime
Music from the movie virere
Line Dance question ginabythebeach
Why no DVD version? tangerineskittle
What’s that word that Perry Parker shouts? btrl4
Is this the definitive soundtrack listing? normnconquest
Discuss The In Crowd (1988) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?